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No land grabs allowed – ANC assures AgriSA  

By: Sashnee Moodley     21st August 2018 Agricultural industry association AgriSA said on Tuesday that it welcomed the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) policy commitments regarding agrarian reform and agricultural property with respect to the ongoing debate on the expropriation of land without compensation. AgriSA and representatives... 

AgriSA meeting with the ANC "successful"

By: News24Wire      21st August 2018 AgriSA president Dan Kriek met President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town on Tuesday, while the organisation's CEO, Omri van Zyl, held talks with Deputy President David Mabuza in Johannesburg. The meetings were part of two separate consultation processes: Kriek met Ramaphosa as part of the... 

ANC, AgriSA to meet over expropriation, economy

By: News24Wire      20th August 2018 The ANC and AgriSA, the country’s largest representative body of commercial farmers, will meet on Tuesday to discuss the heated issue of expropriation without compensation. This follows months of uncertainty in the agricultural sector and the broader economy after the ANC’s initial decision to... 

We should avoid radical rhetoric and policies on land – AgriSA

By: News24Wire      1st November 2017 AgriSA believes progress is being made in the land reform debate in South Africa and that the country should steer away from radical rhetoric and policies. These were the views of Dan Kriek, the president of AgriSA during the launch of its national land audit on Tuesday. 

Agri SA calls on government to provide drought assistance to farmers

By: Anine Kilian     13th September 2016 Agricultural industry association Agri SA has called for emergency assistance from government, either as State guarantees or direct assistance through the structures of the Land Bank, agribusinesses or special purpose vehicles, to assist farmers affected by the ongoing drought. In a statement... 

SA farmers hope for enough rain after winter

By: Simon Sonnekus     5th August 2016 The next five months and the following planting season will be critical for farmers who have been affected by the devastating drought which crippled the agriculture sector recently. According to agricultural organisation AgriSA CEO Omri van Zyl, farmers need to see out the winter and hope for... 

Drought costs agriculture sector R16bn 

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th March 2016 The worst drought in decades has cost South Africa’s agricultural industry some R16-billion to date; however, despite many provinces being hard-hit by the prolonged drought conditions, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana did not believe the crisis was deep enough to... 

Declare drought a national disaster – AgriSA 

By: News24Wire      7th January 2016 AgriSA has called for the drought to be declared a national disaster, as commercial and emerging farmers watch the devastation unfold around them. Omri van Zyl, executive director of AgriSA, said towns such as Senekal in the Free State were running out of drinking water. 

Agri SA highlights equal importance of transformation, profitability

By: Tracy Hancock     5th May 2015 Performance and delivery on labour and land reform matters were equally important to lowering the cost of doing business and improved profitability, and were central if the agriculture sector’s growth and contributions were to be sustained, stressed Agri SA president Johannes Möller. As such,... 

Ageing SA farmer cohort could prompt food shortages, consolidation – Deloitte

By: Tracy Hancock     2nd March 2015 South Africa could see food shortages in the next ten years as the country’s commercial farmers, with an average age of 62, start to retire and the new crop of farmers entering the sector are unable to fill the void, placing considerable pressure on the nation’s status as a net food producer. The... 

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